Jy blaai in die argief vir 2013 Februarie.

Hit Parade: 26 Februarie 1966

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Na ‘n reenbui in die Akkedisberg-pas Dinsdagoggend het ons lieflike sonnige weer hier in Bettiesbaai geniet en kon al die swemplekke (Malkopvlei, Palmietrivierdam en die branders) benut word. Gisteroggend kon ek ook ‘n draffie van 10 km langs die hoofweg inpas.

1. Yesterday-man – Chris Andrews (1)
2. Jimmy comes lately – 4 Jacks + Jill (5)
3. Get off my cloud – Rolling Stones (3)
4. We can work it out – Beatles (2)
5. Wind me up – Cliff Richard (4)
6. Sounds of silence – Simon & Garfunkel (7)
7. One-two-three – Len Barry (8)
8. Treat her right – Roy Head (6)

Geen nuwe hits die week nie, terwyl Chris Andrews al 3 weke bo is.

Die week se liriek dateer uit die ‘hippy’-tydperk, toe tieners dit verkies het om liefde te maak eerder as om in Vietnam te gaan veg. Blommetjie-ontwerpe op klere en karre was in (‘cool’):

If you go to San Francisko
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you go to San Francisko
You will meet some gentle people there.

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair.

All across the nation
Such a wonderful vibration
There’s a whole generation
With a new explanation
People in motion, people in motion.

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there.

(onbekende sanggroep)

More-oggend gaan ons met die kusroete via Gordonsbaai na Welgemoed vir die aand, Sondag tot in Kamieskroon en sal Maandag tuis wees.

Hit Parade:19 Februarie 1966

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Hier van die suidpunt van Afrika, waar die vuurtoring se lig laasnag elke 5 sekondes verbygeflits het. Ons het gistermiddag halfses aangekom na ‘n reis van 900 km en kuier die naweek saam met Ouboet (“Woefman”) en Kleinboet (“Jokl”, skrywer van jag-artikels in o.a. Magnum. Ook “Salmo”, skrywer van hengel-artikels in o.a. Stywe Lyne).

1. Yesterday-man – Chris Andrews (1)
2. We can work it out – Beatles (2)
3. Get off my cloud – Rolling Stones (3)
4. Wind me up – Cliff Richard (4, reeds vir 3de week)
5. Jimmy comes lately – 4 Jacks + Jill (6)
6. Treat her right – Roy Head (5)
7. Sounds of silence – Simon & Garfunkel (nuut)
8. One-two-three – Len Barry (nuut)

Die boonste 4 plekke is onveranderd van die vorige week, ‘n rare gebeurtenis. S&G maak hul buiging op die plaaslike hit parade met ‘n ‘classy’ nommer, baie het gevolg. Hierdie een vertel van ‘n droom:

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seed while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
Beneath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sounds of silence.

“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the well of silence.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
And the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sound of silence.

Die son skyn deur die wolke, takke beweeg effens in die seebries. Ek wil nog Struisbaai toe en terug draf. Die getypoel wag ook.

Hit Parade: 12 Februarie 1966

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1. Yesterday-man – Chris Andrews (3)
2. We can work it out – Beatles (2)
3. Get off my cloud – Rolling Stones (1)
4. Wind me up – Cliff Richard (4)
5. Treat her right – Roy Head (6)
6. Jimmy comes lately – Four Jacks and a Jill (nuut)
7. Thunderball – Tom Jones (nuut)
8. The carnival is over – Seekers (5)

Die Stones was 3 weke bo, maar staan nou terug vir Chris Andrews, wat die jackpot slaan met sy eerste hit. Dit in die geselskap van 3 van die ‘Groot 4’. Glennis Lynne-hulle maak hul debuut terwyl Tom Jones terug is met ‘n derde hit.

“only Friends” van Francoise Hardy kry ek nie op my Hit Parade rekords tot 1968 nie, maar ‘n geleentheid wat ek goed onthou, middel-1968, beperk die tydvak. Die fonetiese begin is bedoel om ‘n klokkie te laat lui;

If vee arg onlee fgends, why do you kiss me like you do

If we are only friends, why do you hold me all night through

Do the words “I love you” never come to your mind

Don’t you know I love you, or is love really blind

 

And every time we dance, when there is starlight up above

I wonder if by chance you will discover this is love

Could we be as happy as we both seem to be

Could we be so happy for the whole world to see

If we are only good friends

 

All evening in your arms you hold me, untill suddenly it’s time to part

I wonder why you always hold me so close to your heart

 

If we were only friends, why don’t you dance with someone new

And when the party ends, why do I always leave with you

There’s a happy ending, but on you that depends

And untill you tell me I can only say

“We’re just very good friends

We are only good friends

We’re still very good friends”

 

Hit Parade: 5 Februarie 1966

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1. Get off my cloud – Rolling Stones (1)
2. We can work it out – Beatles (3)
3. Yesterday-man – Chris Andrews (7)
4. Wind me up – Cliff Richard (5)
5. The carnival is over – Seekers (2)
6. Treat her right – Roy Head (6)
7. Hungry for love – Acads (4)
8. Here it comes again – Fortunes (nuut)

Die Fortunes se opvolg na ‘You’ve got your troubles’ wat nog in November op die Hit Parade was.

Niemand sal ooit vir Frank Sinatra verdink dat hy die trop gevolg het nie. Hierdie liedjie is tipies Frank:

And now the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve travelled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exception
I planned each chartered course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all, and I stood tall
And did it my way

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of loosing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that, and may I say
Not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no not me
I did it my way

For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has not
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows, I took the blows
And did it my way